While COVID-19 test results have been coming back negative for officials attending the opening of the Jack Tennant Memorial Bridge, the due process has forced some short-term changes to town council's schedule and meeting.
Tonight's hefty town council agenda will be held virtually because of the need for self-isolation by many town officials, including Mayor Jeff Genung.
It's also seen the heavily-promoted information session on the town's traffic plan pushed forward to Nov. 5, from Oct. 27. It was originally rescheduled for Nov. 3, but that's the day of the American presidential election.
Municipal Affairs minister Tracey Allard participated in the opening of the Jack Tennant Bridge on Oct. 15 and she has since tested positive for COVID-19. Those in close contact with Allard at the event have self-isolated and been tested for the coronavirus.
Cochrane-Airdrie MLA was with the minister all day and classified as close contact. Town officials were not placed in that classification but took measures as a precaution.
The test results of Airdrie-Cochrane MLA Pete Guthrie came back negative and he remains in isolation until Thursday.
Mayor Jeff Genung says all other test results came back negative, but in accordance with COVID-19 protocol, he will remain in self-isolation until Friday.
MLA Guthrie has also confirmed test results came back negative for all MLAs, including Premier Jason Kenney.
There are some heavy-weight topics on tonight's agenda. Town council will decide whether or not to approve a $12.9 million plan for highway and local roadway improvements. The funding proposed is a combination of provincial grants, offsite levies, and debt.
Council will also be determining if it will proceed with the Transit Hub, the 2021 draft budget will be presented, and they'll decide on how much emphasis it will place on placing public notices in local newspapers.